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Leadership in Sustainability Certificate

Leadership in Sustainability Certificate

The Leadership in Sustainability (Jade) Certificate is designed to help students recognize the importance of sustainability issues and to understand their responsibility as individuals and community members to encourage sustainable practices. The Jade certificate provides a practical foundation for students looking to take on leadership roles in the movement to build a more sustainable society through workshops and hands on activities created, in partnership, with the Office of Sustainability.

The Jade Certificate will be awarded upon completion of eight workshops, including the four required workshops (Following the Money: Economy and the Environment, Opportunities in Current Environmental Issues, Reflection in Current Environmental Issues, and Unpacking Portrayals of Sustainability) and submission of journal reflections for each workshop. The Jade Certificate also has a ten hour service in sustainability requirement, which can be completed through the Office of Sustainability or on the student's own time; more information on this service component is given in the Opportunities in Current Environmental Issues workshop.

Students who have completed required workshops that differ from the new required workshops posted below will need to complete a total of four required workshops, either new or previously credited workshops. The new ten-hour service component will be required to complete the certificate.

Required Workshops

  • Opportunities in Current Environmental Issues 
  • Reflections in Current Environmental Issues 
  • Following the Money: Economics and the Environment
  • Unpacking Portrayals of Sustainability 

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 Jade Certificate